|Conor Carey||Adam Drury||Adam Maiale|
EDITOR'S NOTE: Updates to include Adam Drury.
Senior midfielders Conor Carey (Long Beach, N.Y./Chaminade), Adam Drury (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) and Adam Maiale (Blue Bell, Pa./La Salle College H.S.) of The University of Scranton men's lacrosse team have been named Scholar All-Americans by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, according to an announcement by the USILA on Monday.
Carey was an All-Landmark Conference First Team selection this spring after he posted career highs in goals (18), assists (19) and points (37). He led the team in ground balls with 68, which ranked sixth in the Landmark Conference, and also had 15 caused turnovers. His 19 assists were tied for third in the conference while his 37 points were tied for 10th.
Carey graduated this spring after completing his bachelor's degree in finance with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.69.
Drury, who was also a USILA Scholar All-American last season, was again the top faceoff man in the Landmark Conference and one of the best in the region. He posted a conference-best .678 (137-for-202) faceoff percentage despite missing four games with an injury. He won at least 10 faceoffs eight times and had a season-best 18-for-20 performance in a 13-7 win over DeSales on Feb. 21. He also finished the season with 28 ground balls, including a season-high seven in a 16-5 win over Marywood on Feb. 17.
Drury completed his bachelor's degree in strategic communication with a minor in business this spring. He graduated with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.45 while already pursuing his master's in business administration
Maiale had a standout year as a long-stick midfielder, earning All-Landmark Conference First Team honors. He led the Landmark Conference in caused turnovers with 42 and finished second on the team and sixth in the conference with 62 ground balls. He also had three goals and an assist for four points, and his defensive work helped Scranton hold opponents to eight or fewer goals on nine occasions.
Maiale graduated this spring with a bachelor's degree in history with a minor in economics and a cumulative grade-point average of 3.07.
Carey and Maiale become the sixth and seventh players in Scranton men's lacrosse history to earn Scholar All-American honors. The others are: Tim Cleary (2013), John Gregitis (2014), Ryan Millard (2015), Brad Elkin (2016) and Drury (2017, 2018).
The USILA Scholar All-America Program was established in 1989 to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities. The criteria are:
- A Scholar All-American must be nominated by his coach and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
- He will have behaved in a manner that has brought credit to himself, his institution, and to college lacrosse both on and off the field.
- He must also be an All-American, a member of a North/South team, or an outstanding league or conference player.
To see the complete list of USILA/Nike Scholar All-Americans, visit http://www.usila.org/.